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European Commission approves BRAFTOVI and MEKTOVI to treat advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma

Source: Hospital Healthcare Europe, October 2018 The European Commission (EC) had approved the use of BRAFTOVI (encorafenib) and MEKTOVI (binimetinib) to treat adults with advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma. The EC’s decision is based on results from the Phase 3 COLUMBUS trial, which demonstrated 14.9 months median progression-free survival and 33.6 months median overall survival with the combination […]

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NICE turns down Opdivo for adjuvant melanoma therapy

England’s cost effectiveness watchdog NICE has decided not to recommend use of the PD-1 inhibitor

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Half of European clinical trials haven’t reported results

A new interactive website shows that 49% of clinical trials on the EU clinical trials register have not reported results.

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Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS

Hundreds of patients with a type of aggressive skin cancer will be offered a targeted therapy on the NHS in England and Wales, which reduces the risk of it returning.

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